Arts & More

On April 24th, comedian and “Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me…” panelist Paula Poundstone will bring her unique brand of stand-up comedy to Kalamazoo’s State Theatre. Despite more than 30 years in the business, Poundstone still tours as much as just about any comedian out there. Poundstone says her live show is vastly different from her "Wait, Wait..." appearances -- it's more personal, she says, and nearly a quarter of the show is just Poundstone interacting with the audience.


courtesy of AOK

The Grand Rapids band AOK is known for its energy on stage. It combines R&B vocals, electronica, and electric guitar into something you can’t help but dance to. Guitarist Kyle Sullivan and vocalist Angela Teeple say that energy can be infectious.


Business reporter and Arts & More co-producer Robbie Feinberg has accepted a new job as a reporter with a new education reporting initiative at the Maine Public Broadcasting Network.

Feinberg grew up in New Hampshire and got started in radio through the Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Before coming to WMUK, Feinberg wrote feature stories for "City Pages," an alt-weekly newspaper covering Minneapolis and St. Paul. 

Downtown Music Jam Facebook Page

On April 22nd, a new, ambitious event will officially launch in Kalamazoo: The Music Hop. The event is billed as similar to the city's Art Hop, but with musicians instead of artists. The event’s organizers say that one night every month, local musicians will perform in restaurants, museums and venues across the city, from the Old Peninsula to the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.


Blue Flower Arts

Jamaal May is one of the guest poets at this year’s Kalamazoo Poetry Festival along with Natalie Diaz. Both poets will read at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts on Saturday, April 16th at 7 p.m.


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